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Why dental benefits focus on preventive care

Health insurance focuses on treatment after an illness or injury, but dental benefits focus on preventing problems before they start or get worse.

Most dental problems can be prevented. Dental benefits help keep your mouth healthy and keep you from developing more serious – and more expensive - problems.

That’s why dental plans cover most or all of the cost for routine dental checkups, including: cleanings, X-rays and exams. And deductibles usually don’t apply to these services.

People with dental benefits are twice as likely to visit the dentist. And people who visit the dentist regularly have better oral health.

Most importantly, brush twice daily, floss, and reduce sugar in what you eat and drink to keep your smile healthy.

Visit Delta Dental of South Dakota's #SmilePower blog for more tips on oral health and dental benefits.